STANDARD FORM OF APARTMENT LEASE

THE REAL ESTATE BOARD OF NEW YORK, INC.

ã Copyright 1981.  All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part prohibited.

 

PREAMBLE: This lease contains the agreements between You and Owner concerning Your rights and obligations and the rights and obligations of the Owner.  You and Owner have other rights and obligations which are set forth in government laws and regulations.

You should read this Lease and all of its attached parts carefully.  If You have any questions, or if You for not understand any words or statements, get clarification.  Once You and Owner sign this Lease You and Owner will be presumed to have read it and understood it.  You and Owner admit that all agreements between You and Owner have been written into this Lease. You understand that any agreements made before or after this Lease was signed and not written into it will not be enforceable.

 

THIS LEASE is made on date between Owner, ROCKWOOD GARDENS ASSOCIATES - A NYS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP whose address is 287 Hunting Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903 and You, the Tenant, (tenant's name) whose address is (tenant's address)

1.      APARTMENT AND USE

Owner agrees to lease to You Apartment (apt #) on the (insert floor level) floor in the Building at Rockwood Gardens Apartments Borough of Middletown, City and State of New York.

You shall use the Apartment for living purposes only.  The Apartment may be occupied by the tenant or tenants named above and by the immediate family of the tenant or tenants and by occupants as defined in and only in accordance with Real Property Law §235-f.

2.      LENGTH OF LEASE

The term (that means the length) of this Lease is (insert length of lease) years, (insert number of

months) months,  (insert number of days) days,  beginning on (insert beginning lease date) and ending on (insert ending lease date). If you do not do everything You agree to do in this Lease, Owner may have the right to end it before the above date.  If Owner does not do everything that Owner agrees to do in this Lease, You may have the right to end the Lease before ending date.

3.      RENT

Your monthly rent for the Apartment is $_______  until adjusted pursuant to Article 4 below.  You must pay Owner the rent, in advance, on the first day of each month either at Owner's office or at another place that Owner may inform You of by written notice.  You must pay the first month's rent to Owner when You sign this Lease if the lease begins on the first day of the month.  If the Lease begins after the first day of the month, You must pay when you sign this lease (1) the part of the rent from the beginning date of this Lease until the last day of the month and (2) the full rent for the next full calendar month.  If this Lease is a Renewal Lease, the rent for the first month of this Lease need not be paid until the first day of the month when the renewal term begins.

4.      RENT ADJUSTMENTS

If this Lease is for a Rent Stabilized apartment, the rent herein shall be adjusted up or down during the Lease term, including retroactively, to conform to the Rent Guidelines or any changes in the Rent Guidelines as issued by the Rent Guidelines Board. Where Owner, upon application to the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (Agency), is found to be entitled to an increase in rent or other relief, You and Owner agree: a. to be bound by the determination of the Agency; and, b. where the Agency has granted an increase in rent, You shall pay such increase in the manner set forth by the Agency; c. except that in the event that an order is issued increasing the stabilization rent because of Owner hardship, you may, within thirty (30) days of receipt of a copy of the order, cancel your lease on sixty (60) days written notice to Owner.  During said period you may continue in occupancy at no increase in rent.

5.      SECURITY DEPOSIT

You are required to give Owner the sum of $______ when You sign this Lease as a security deposit, which is called in law a trust.  Owner will deposit this security in Fleet Bank at Stamford, CT 06903.  If the Building contains six or more apartments, the bank account will earn interest, as prescribed by New York State.

If you carry out all of your agreements in this Lease and if You move out of the Apartment and return it to Owner in the same condition it was in when You first occupied it, except for ordinary wear and tear or damage caused by fire or other casualty, Owner will return to You the full amount of your security deposit and interest to which You are entitled within 60 days after this Lease ends.  However, if You do not carry out all your agreements in this Lease, Owner may keep all or part of your security deposit and any interest which has not yet been paid to You necessary to pay Owner for any losses incurred, including missed payments.

If Owner sells or leases the building, Owner will turn over your security, with interest, to either You or to the person buying or leasing (lessee) the building within 5 days after the sale or lease.  Owner will then notify You, by registered or certified mail, of the name and address of the person or company to whom the deposit has been turned over.  In such case, Owner will have no further responsibility to You for the security deposit.  The new owner or lessee will become responsible to You for the security deposit.

6.      IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MOVE IN

A situation could arise which might prevent the Owner from letting you move into the Apartment on the beginning date set in this Lease.  If this happens for reasons beyond Owner’s reasonable control, Owner will not be responsible for Your damages or expenses, and this Lease will remain in effect.  However, in such case, this Lease will start on the date when You can move in, and the ending date in Article 2 will be changed to a date reflecting the full term of years set forth in Article 2.  You will not have to pay rent until Owner gives you written notice that You can move in.  If Owner does not give You notice that the move-in date is within 30 days after the beginning date of the term of this Lease as stated in Article 2, You may tell Owner in writing, that Owner has 15 additional days to let You move in, or else the Lease will end.  If Owner does not allow You to move in within those additional 15 days, then the Lease is ended.  Any money paid by You on account of this Lease will then be refunded promptly by Owner.

7.      CAPTIONS

In any dispute arising this Lease, in the event of a conflict between the text and a caption, the text controls.

8.      WARRANTY OF HABITABILITY

A. All of the sections of this Lease are subject to the provisions of the Warranty of Habitability Law in the form it may have from time to time during this Lease.  Nothing in this Lease can be interpreted to mean that You have given up any of your rights under that law.  Under that law, Owner agrees that the Apartment and the Building are fit for human habitation and that there will be no conditions which will be detrimental to life, health, or safety.

B. You will do nothing to interfere or make more difficult Owner’s efforts to provide You and all other occupants of the Building with the required facilities and services.  Any condition caused by your misconduct or the misconduct of anyone under your direction or control shall not be a breach by Owner.

9.      CARE OF YOUR APARTMENT-END OF LEASE-MOVING OUT

A. You will take good care of the apartment and will not permit or do any damage to it, except for damage which occurs through ordinary wear and tear. You will move out on or before the ending date of this lease and leave the Apartment in good order and in the same condition as it was when You first occupied it, except for ordinary wear and tear and damage caused by fire or other casualty.

B. When this Lease ends, You must remove all of your movable property. You must also remove at your own expense, any wall covering, bookcases, cabinets, mirrors, painted murals or any other installation or attachment You may have installed in the Apartment, even if it was done with Owner’s consent.  You must restore and repair to its original condition those portions of the Apartment affected by those installations and removals.  You have not moved out until all persons, furniture and other property of yours is also out of the Apartment.  If your property remains in the Apartment after the Lease ends, Owner may either treat You as still in occupancy and charge You for use, or may consider that You have given up the Apartment and any property remaining in the Apartment.  In this event, Owner may either discard the property or store it are your expense.  You agree to pay Owner for all costs and expenses incurred in removing such property.  The provisions of this article will continue to be in effect after the end of this Lease.

10. CHANGES AND ALTERATIONS TO APARTMENT

You cannot build in, add to, change or alter, the Apartment in any way without getting Owner’s written consent before You do anything.  Without Owner’s prior written consent, You cannot install or use in the Apartment any of the following: dishwasher machines, clothes washing or drying machines, electric stoves, garbage disposal units, heating, ventilating or air conditioning units or any other electrical equipment which, in Owner’s reasonable opinion, will overload the existing wiring installation in the Building or interfere with the use of such electrical wiring facilities by other tenants of the Building.  Also, You cannot place in the Apartment water-filled furniture.

11. YOUR DUTY TO OBEY AND COMPLY WITH LAWS, REGULATIONS AND LEASE RULES

         A. Government Laws and Orders. You will obey and comply (1) with all present and future city, state and federal laws and regulations which affect the Building or the Apartment, and (2) with all orders and regulations of Insurance Rating Organizations which affect the Apartment and the Building. You will not allow any windows in the Apartment to be cleaned from the outside, unless the equipment and safety devices required by law are used.

           B. Owner’s Rules Affecting You.   You will obey all Owner’s rules listed in this Lease and all future reasonable rules of Owner and Owner’s agent.  Notice of all additional rules shall be delivered to You in writing or posted in the lobby or other public place in the building.  Owner shall not be responsible to You for not enforcing any rules, regulations or provisions of another tenant’s lease except to the extent required by law.

           C. Your Responsibility.  You are responsible for the behavior of yourself, or your immediate family, your servants and people who are visiting You.  You will reimburse Owner as additional rent upon demand for the cost of all losses, damages, fines and reasonable legal expenses incurred by Owner because You, members of your immediate family, servants or people visiting You have not obeyed government laws and orders of the agreements or rules of this Lease.

12. OBJECTIONABLE CONDUCT

As a tenant in the Building, You will not engage in objectionable conduct.  Objectionable conduct means behavior which makes or will make the Apartment or the Building less fit to live in for You or other occupants.  It also means anything which interferes with the right of others to properly and peacefully enjoy their Apartments, or causes conditions that are dangerous, hazardous, unsanitary and detrimental to other tenants in the Building.  Objectionable conduct by You gives Owner the right to end this Lease.

13. SERVICES AND FACILITIES

A. Required Services.  Owner will provide cold and hot water and heat as required by law, repairs to the Apartment, as required by law, elevator service if the Building has elevator equipment, and the utilities, if any, included in the rent, as set forth in sub-paragraph B.  You are not entitled to any rent reduction because of a stoppage or reduction of any of the above services unless it is provided by law.

B. The following utilities are included in the rent: heat, hot water, and cooking gas.

C. Electricity and Other Utilities:  If Owner provides electricity or gas and the charge is included in the rent on Page 1, or if You buy electricity or gas from Owner for a separate (submetered) charge, your obligations are described in the Rider attached to this Lease.  If electricity or gas is not included in the rent or is not charged separately by Owner, You must arrange for this service directly with the utility company.  You must also pay directly for telephone service if it is not included in the rent.

D. Appliances. Appliances supplied by Owner in the Apartment are for your use.  They will be maintained and repaired or replaced by Owner, but if repairs or replacement are made necessary because of your negligence or misuse, You will pay Owner for the cost of such repair or replacement as additional rent.

E. Elevator Service.  If the elevator is the kind that requires an employee of Owner to operate it, Owner may end this service without reducing the rent if: (1) Owner gives you 10 days notice that this service will end; and (2) within reasonable time after the end of this 10-day notice, Owner begins to substitute an automatic control type of elevator and proceeds diligently with its installation.

F. Storeroom Use. If Owner permits You to use any storeroom, laundry or any other facility located in the building outside of the Apartment, the use of this storeroom or facility will be furnished to You free of charge and at your own risk, except for loss suffered by You due to Owner's negligence.  You will operate at your expense any coin operated appliances in such storerooms or laundries.

14. INABILITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES

Because of a strike, labor, trouble, national emergency, repairs, or any other cause beyond Owner's reasonable control, Owner may not be able to provide or may be delayed in providing any services or in making any repairs to the Building.  In any of these events, any rights You may have against Owner are only those rights which are allowed by laws in effect when the reduction in service occurs.

15.  ENTRY TO APARTMENT

During reasonable hours and with reasonable notice, except in emergencies, Owner may enter the Apartment for the following reasons:

(A) To erect, use and maintain pipes and conduits in and through the walls and ceilings of the Apartment; to inspect the Apartment and to make any necessary repairs or changes Owner decides are necessary.  Your rent will not be reduced because of any of this work, unless required by Law;

(B) To show the Apartment to persons who may wish to become owners or lessees of the entire Building or may be interested in lending money to Owner;

(C) For four months before the end of the Lease, to show the Apartment to persons who wish to rent it;

(D) If during the last month of the Lease You have moved out and removed all or almost all of your property from the Apartment, Owner may enter to make changes, repairs, or redecorations.  Your rent will not be reduced for that month and this Lease will not be ended by Owner’s entry.

(E) If at any time You are not personally present to permit Owner or Owner’s representative to enter the Apartment and entry is necessary or allowed by law or under this lease, Owner or Owner’s representatives may nevertheless enter the Apartment.  Owner may enter by force in an emergency.  Owner will  not be responsible to You, unless during this entry, Owner to Owner’s representative is negligent or misuses your property.

16.  ASSIGNING; SUBLETTING; ABANDONMENT

(a) Assigning and Subletting.  Without Owner’s advance written consent, which may be given or withheld for any reason, You will not mortgage or pledge this Lease or let anyone use or live in the Apartment, except your immediate family and servants.  If Owner unreasonably refuses to consent to an assignment or subletting requested in writing by You in the manner required by law (Real Property Law section 226-b), then You may continue as Tenant, sublet, or assing this lease, or at your request in writing, Owner will end this Lease and release You from further liability.  The first and every other time You wish to assign your Lease, sublet the Apartment or permit anyone else to use it, You must get the written consent of Owner.  Owner may impose a service charge on You in connection with any approved assignment or subletting.  Owner may collect rent from the assignee, subtenant or occupant if You fail to pay your rent.  Owner will credit the amount collected against the rent due from You.  However, Owner’s acceptance of such rent does not change the status of the assignee, subtenant or occupant if You fail to pay your rent.  Owner will credit the amount collected against the rent due from You.  However, Owner’s acceptance of such rent does not change the status of the assignee, subtenant or occupant to that of direct tenant of Owner and does not release You from this Lease.

(b) Abandonment.  If You move out of the Apartment (abandonment) before the end of this Lease without the consent of Owner, this Lease will not be ended (except as provided by law following Owner’s unreasonable refusal to consent to an assignment or subletting requested by You.) You will remain responsible for each monthly payment of rent as it becomes due until the end of this Lease. In case of abandonment, your responsibility for rent will end only if Owner chooses to end this Lease for default as provided in Article 17.

17. DEFAULT

(1)    You default under the Lease if You act in any of the following ways:

(a)   You fail to carry out any agreement or provision of this Lease;

(b)   You or another occupant of the Apartment behaves in an obejctionable manner;

(c)   You do not take possession or move into the Apartment 15 days after the beginning of the lease;

(d)   You and other legal occupants of the Apartment move out permanantly before the Lease ends;

If You do default in any one of these ways, other than a default in the agreement to pay rent, Owner may serve You with a written notice to stop or correct the specified default within 10 days. You must then either stop or correct the default within 10 days, or, if You need more than 10 days, You must begin to correct the default within 10 days, and continue to do all that is necessary to correct the default as soon as possible.

(2) If You do not stop or correct the default within 10 days, Owner may give You a second written notice that this Lease will end six days after the date of the second written notice is sent to You. At the end of the 6-Day period, this Lease will end. You must then move out of the Apartment. Even though, this Lease ends, You will remain liable to Owner for unpaid rent, up to the end of this lease, the value for your occupancy, if any, after the lease ends, and damages caused to the Owner after that time as stated in Article 18.

(3)  If You do not pay your rent when this Lease requires after a personal demand for the rent has been made, or within three day after a statutory written demand for the rent has been made, or if the Lease ends, the Owner may do the following: (a) enter the Apartment and re-take possession of it if You have moved out; or (b) go to court and ask that You and ask that You and all other occupants in the Apartment be compelled to move out.

Once this Lease has been ended, whether because of default or otherwise, You give up any right You might have to reinstate or renew the Lease.

18. REMEDIES OF OWNER AND YOUR LIABILITY

If this Lease is ended by Owner because of your default, the following are the rights

and obligations of You and the Owner.

(a) You must pay your rent until this Lease is ended. Thereafter, You must pay an equal amount for what the law calls “use and occupancy” until You actually move out.

(b) Once You are out, Owner may re-rent the Apartment or any portion of it for a period of time, which may end before or after the ending of this Lease. Owner may re-rent to a new tenant at a lesser rent or may charge a higher rent that the rent in this Lease.

(c) Whether the Apartment is re-rented or not, You must pay to Owner as damages:

            (1) the difference between the rent in this Lease and the amount, if any, of the rents collected in any later lease or leases of the Apartment for what would have been the remaining period of this Lease; and

            (2)Owner's expenses for attorney's fees, advertisements, broker's fees and the cost of putting the Apartment in good condition for re-rental.

                (d) You shall pay all damages due in monthly installments on the rent day established in this Lease.  Any legal action brought to collect one or more monthly installments of damages shall not prejudice in any way Owner's right to collect the damages for a later month by a similar action.  If the rent collected by Owner from a subsequent tenant of the Apartment is more than the unpaid rent and damages which You owe Owner, You cannot receive the difference.  Owner's failure to re-rent to another tenant will not release or change your liability for damages, unless the failure is due to Owner's deliberate inaction.

19. ADDITIONAL OWNER REMEDIES

If You do not do everything You have agreed to do, or if You do anything which shows that You intend not to do what You have agreed to do, Owner has the right to ask a Court to make You carry our your Agreement or to give the Owner such other relief as the Court can provide. This is in addition to the remedies in Article 17 and 18 of this lease.

20. FEES AND EXPENSES

A. Owner's Right.  You must reimburse Owner for any of the following fees and expenses incurred by Owner

(1)Making any repairs to the Apartment of the Building which result from misuse or negligence by You or persons who live with You, visit You, or work for you;

(2)   Repairing or replacing any appliance damaged by Your misuse or negligence;

(3) Correcting any violations of city, state, or federal laws or orders and regulations of insurance rating organizations concerning the Apartment or the Building which You or persons who live with You, visit You, or work for You have caused;

(4) Preparing the Apartment for the next tenant if You move out of your Apartment before the Lease ending date;

(5) Any legal fees and disbursements for legal actions or proceedings brought by Owner against You because of a Lease default by You or for defending lawsuits brought against Owner because of your actions;

(6) Removing all of your property after this Lease is ended;

(7) All other fees and expenses incurred by Owner because of your failure to obey any other provisions and agreements of this Lease;

       These fees and expenses shall be paid by You to Owner as additional rent within 30 days after You receive Owner's bill or statement. If this Lease has ended when these fees and expenses are incurred, You will still be liable to Owner for the same amount as damages.

       B. Tenant's Right.  Owner agrees that unless sub-paragraph 5 of this Article 20 has been stricken out of this Lease You have the right to collect reasonable legal fees and expenses incurred in a successful defense by You of a lawsuit brought by Owner against you or brought by You against Owner to the extent provided by Real Property Law, section 234.

21. PROPERTY LOSS, DAMAGES, OR INCONVENIENCE

Unless caused by the negligence or misconduct of Owner or Owner's agents or employees, Owner or Owner's agents and employees are not responsible to You for any of the following: (1) any loss or damage to You or your property in the Apartment or the Building due to any accidental or intentional cause, even a theft or another crime committed in the Apartment or elsewhere in the Building; (2) any loss of or damage to your property delivered to any employee of the Building (i.e. doorman, superintendent, etc.); or (3) any damage or inconvenience caused to You by actions, negligence or violations of a Lease by any other tenant or person in the Building except to the extent required by law.

      Owner will not be liable for any temporary interference with light, ventilation, or view caused by construction by or in behalf of Owner.  Owner will not be liable for any such interference on a permanent basis caused by construction on any parcel of land not owned by Owner.  Also, Owner will not be liable to You for such interference on a permanent basis caused by construction on any parcel of land not owned by Owner.  Also, Owner will not be liable to You for such interference caused by the permanent closing, darkening or blocking up of windows, if such action is required by law. Non of the foregoing events will cause a suspension or reduction of the rent or allow You to cancel the Lease.

 

22. FIRE OR CASUALTY

A. If the Apartment becomes unusable, in part or totally, because of fire, accident or other casualty, this Lease will continue unless ended by Owner under C below or by You under D below.  But the rent will be reduced immediately.  This reduction will be based upon the part of the Apartment which is unusable.

B. Owner will repair and restore the Apartment, unless Owner decides to take actions described in paragraph C below.

C. After a fire, accident or other casualty in the Building, Owner may decide to tear down the Building or to substantially rebuild it.  In such case, Owner need not restore the Apartment but may end this Lease.  Owner may do this even if the Apartment has not been damaged, by giving You written notice of this decision within 30 days after the date when the damage occurred.  If the Apartment is usable when Owner gives You such notice, this Lease will end 60 days from the last day of the calendar month in which You were given the notice.

D. If the Apartment is completely unusable because of fire, accident or other casualty and it is not repaired in 30 days, You may give Owner written notice that You end the Lease.  If You give that notice, this Lease is considered ended on the day that the fire, accident or casualty occurred.  Owner will refund your security deposit and the pro-rate portion of rents paid for the month in which the casualty happened.

E. Unless prohibited by the applicable insurance policies, to the extent that such insurance is collected, You and Owner release and waive all right of recovery against the other or anyone claiming through or under each by way subrogation.

23. PUBLIC TAKING

The entire building or a part of it can be acquired (condemned) by any government or government agency for a public or quasi-public use or purpose.  If this happens, this Lease shall end on the date the government or agency take title.  You shall have no claim against Owner for any damage resulting; You also agree that by signing this Lease, You assign to Owner any claim against the Government or Government agency  for the value of the unexpired portion of this Lease.

24. SUBORDINATION CERTIFICATE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

All leases and mortgages of the Building or of the land on which the Building is located, now in effect or made after this Lease is signed, come ahead of this Lease.  In other words, this Lease is "subject and subordinate to" any existing or future lease or mortgage on the Building or land, including any renewals, consolidations, modifications and the replacements of these leases or mortgages.  If certain provisions of any of these leases or mortgages come into effect, the holder of such lease or mortgage can end this Lease.  If this happens, You agree that You have no claim against Owner or such lease or mortgage holder.  If Owner requests, You will sign promptly an acknowledgement of the "'subordination" in the form that Owner requires.

      You also agree to sign (if accurate) a written acknowledgement to any third party designated by Owner that this Lease is in effect, that Owner is performing Owner's obligations under this Lease and that you have no present claim against Owner.

25.  TENANT'S RIGHT TO LIVE IN AND USE THE APARTMENT

If you pay the rent and any required additional rent on time and You do everything you have agreed to do in this Lease, your tenancy cannot be cut off before the ending date, except as provided for in Articles 22, 23, and 24. 

26.  BILLS AND NOTICE

A. Notices to You. Any notice from Owner or Owner's agent or attorney will be considered properly given to You if it (1) is in writing; (2) is signed by or in name of Owner or Owner's agent; and (3) is addressed to You at the Apartment and delivered to you personally or sent by registered or certified mail to You at the Apartment.

B. Notices to Owner. If You wish to give a notice to Owner, You must write it and deliver it or send it by registered or certified mail to Owner at the address noted on page 1 of this Lease or at another address of which Owner or Agent has given You written notice.

27. GIVING UP RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND COUNTERCLAIM

A. Both You and Owner agree to give up the right to a trial by jury in a court action, proceeding or counterclaim on any matters concerning this Lease, the relationship of You and Owner as Tenant and Landlord or your use or occupancy of the Apartment. This agreement to give up the right to a jury trial does not include claims for personal injury or property damage.

B. If Owner begins any court action or proceeding against you which asks that You be compelled to move out, You cannot make a counterclaim unless You are claiming that Owner has not done what Woner is supposed to do about the condition of the Apartment or the Building.

28. NO WAIVER OF LEASE PROVISIONS

A. Even if Owner accepts your rent or fails once or more often to take action against You when You have not done what You have agreed to do in this Lease, the failure of Owner to take action or Owner's acceptance of rent does not prevent Owner from taking action at a alter date if You again do not do what You have agreed to do.

B. Only a written agreement between You and Owner can waive any violation of this Lease.

C. If You pay and Owner accepts an amount less than all the rent due, the amount received shall be considered to be in payment of all or part of the earliest rent due. It will not be considered an agreement by Owner to accept this lesser amount in full satisfaction of all of the rent due.

D. Any agreement to end this Lease and also to end the rights and obligations or You and Owner must be in writing, signed by You and Owner or Owner's agent.  Even if You give keys to the Apartment and they are accepted by any employee, or agent, or Owner, this Lease is not ended.

29. CONDITION OF THE APARTMENT

When You signed this Lease, You did not rely on anything said by Owner, Owner's agent or superintendent about the physical condition of the Apartment, the Building or the land on which it is built.  You did not rely on any promises as to what would be done, unless what was said or promised is written in this Lease and signed by both You and Owner or found in Owner's floor plans or brochure shown to You before You signed the Lease.  Before signing this Lease, You have inspected the apartment and You accept it in its present condition "as is", except for any condition which You could not reasonably have seen during your inspection.  You agree that Owner has not promised to do any which You could not reasonably have seen during your inspection.  You agree that Owner has not promised to do any work in the Apartment except as specified in an attached "Work" rider.

30. DEFINITIONS

A. Owner: The term "Owner" means the person or organization receiving or entitled to receive rent from You for the Apartment at any particular time other than a rent collector or managing agent of Owner.  "Owner" includes the owner of the land or Building, a lessor, or sublessor of the land or Building and a mortgage in possession.  It does not include a former owner, even if the former owner signed this Lease.

B. You: The Term "You" means the person or persons signing this Lease as Tenant and the successors and assigns of the signer.  This Lease has established a Tenant-Owner relationship between You and Owner.

31. SUCCESOR INTERESTS

The agreements in this Lease shall be binding on Owner and You and on those who succeed to the interest of Owner or You by law, by approved assignment or by transfer.

 

Owners Rules - a part of this lease - see page 8

 

                TO CONFIRM OUR AGREEMENTS,OWNER AND YOU RESPECTIVELY SIGN THIS LEASE AS OF THE DAY AND YEAR FIRST WRITTEN ON PAGE 1.

 

                                                                                                                 Rockwood Gardens Associates

                                                                                                                a NYS Ltd Partnership

Witnesses

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________                       By:________________________________[L.S.]

                                                                                                                Owner's Signature

                                                                                                                Linda Meath

                                                                                                                Property Manager

 

 

 

___________________________________________              _______________________________________[L.S.]

                                                                                                Tenant's Signature

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________              ___________________________________[L.S]

                                                                                                                 Tenant's Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUARANTY

 

                The undersigned Guarantor guarantees to Owner the strict performance of and observance by Tenant of all the agreements, provisions and rules in the attached Lease.  Guarantor agrees to waive all notices when Tenant is not paying rent or not observing and complying with all of the provisions of the attached Lease.  Guarantor agrees to be equally liable with Tenant so that Owner may sue Guarantor directly without first suing Tenant.  The Guarantor further agrees that his guaranty shall remain in full effect even if the Lease is renewed, changed or extended in any way and even if Owner has to make a claim against Guarantor.  Owner and Guarantor agree to waive trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim brought against the other on any matters concerning the attached Lease or the Guaranty.

 

 

 

Dated, New York                              , 20

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________ Witness         ___________________________Guarantor

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                __________________________ Address

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHED RULES WHICH ARE A PART OF THE LEASE AS PROVIDED BY ARTICLE 11

 

Public Access Ways

1. (a) Tenants shall not block or lease anything in or on fire escapes, the sidewalks, entrances, driveways, elevators, stairways, or halls.  Public access ways shall be used only for entering and leaving the Apartment and the Building.  Only those elevators and passageways designated by Owner can be used for deliveries.

   (b) Baby carriages, bicycles or other property of Tenants shall not be allowed to stand in the halls, passageways, public areas or courts of the Building.

Bathroom and Plumbing Fixtures

2. The bathrooms, toilets and wash closets and plumbing fixtures shall only be used for the purposes for which they were designed or built; sweepings, rubbish bags, acids or other substances shall not be placed in them.

Refuse

3.      Carpets, rugs or other articles shall not be hung or shaken out of any window of the Building.  Tenants shall not sweep or throw or permit to be swept or thrown any dirt, garbage or other substances out of the windows or into any of the halls, elevators or elevator shafts.  Tenants shall not place any articles outside of the Apartment or outside of the building except in safe containers and only at places chosen by Owner.

Elevators

4.      All non-automatic passenger and service elevators shall be operated only by employees of Owner and must not in any event be interfered with by Tenants.  The service elevators, if any, shall be used by servants, messengers, and trades peoples for entering and leaving, and the passenger elevators, if any, shall not be used by them for any purpose.  Nurses with children, however, may use the passenger elevators.

Laundry

5.      Laundry and drying apparatus, if any, shall be used by Tenants in the manner and at the times that the superintendent or other representative of Owner may direct.  Tenants shall not dry or air clothes on the roof.

Keys and Locks

6.      Owner may retain a pass key to the apartment.  Tenants may install on the entrance of the Apartment an additional lock of not more than three inches in circumference.  Tenants may also install a lock on any window but only in the manner provided by law.  Immediately upon making any installation of either type, Tenants shall notify Owner or Owner's agent and shall give Owner or Owner's agent a duplicate key.  If changes are made to the locks or mechanism installed by Tenants, Tenants must deliver keys to Owner.  At the end of this Lease, Tenants must return to Owner all keys either furnished or otherwise obtained.  If Tenants lose or fail to return any keys which were furnished to them, Tenants shall pay to Owner the cost of replacing them.

Noise

7. Tenants, their families, guests, employees, or visitors shall not make or permit any disturbing noises in the Apartment or Building or permit anything to be done that will interfere with the rights, comforts or convenience of other tenants. Also, Tenants shall not play a musical instrument or operate or allow to be operated a phonograph, radio or television set so as to disturb or annoy any other occupant of the Building.

No Projections

8. An aerial may not be erected on the roof or outside wall of the Building without the written consent of Owner.  Also, awnings or other projections shall not be attached to the outside walls of the Building or to any balcony or terrace.

No Pets

9. Dogs or animals of any kind shall not be kept or harbored in the Apartment, unless in each instance it be expressly permitted in writing by Owner.  This consent, if given, can be taken back by Owner at any time for good cause on reasonably given notice. Unless carried or on a leash, a dog shall not be permitted on any passenger elevator or in any public portion of the building.  Also, dogs are not permitted on any grass or garden plot under  any condition.  BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH HAZARD AND POSSIBLE DISTURBANCE OF OTHER TENANTS WHICH ARISE FROM THE UNCONTROLLED PRESENCE OF ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY DOGS, IN THE BUILDING, THE STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS RULE BY EACH TENANT IS A MATERIAL REQUIREMENT OF EACH LEASE.  TENANTS' FAILURE TO OBEY THIS RULE SHALL BE CONSIDERED A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF AN IMPORTANT OBLIGATION BY TENANT UNDER THIS LEASE.  OWNER MAY ELECT TO END THIS LEASE BASED UPON THIS VIOLATION.

Moving

10.  Tenants can use the elevator to move furniture and possessions only on designated days and hours.  Owner shall not be liable for any costs, expenses or damages incurred by Tenants in moving because of delays caused by the unavailability of the elevator.

Floors

 

11.  Apartment floors shall be covered with rugs or carpeting to the extent of at least 80% of the floor area of each room excepting only kitchens, pantries, bathrooms and hallways.  The tacking strip for wall-to-wall carpeting will be glued, not nailed to the floor.

 

12.Specific Rules and Regulations Rider attached as Schedule 1. Attached hereto, as Schedule 1, is a Rules and Regulation Rider, specifically for Rockwood Gardens Apartments, which becomes a part of this lease. Any violation of any term of this Schedule 1, which will be reviewed and signed by tenant at time of lease signature, will result in default of this lease, by the tenant, as set forth by the terms of this lease, including but not limited to unpaid rent for remaining lease term, if evicted and responsibillity for all damages, legal fees and cleaning fees, but not limited to these fees. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIDER between ROCKWOOD GARDENS ASSOCIATES as LANDLORD, and insert resident's names here   as TENANT(S) for Apartment # insert apt # here in premises known as Rockwood Gardens Apartments.

 

The tenant has this day paid to the Landlord the sum of $insert rent amount being the first month's rent in advance and has deposited $insert security deposit amount as security for the full and faithful performance of all the terms and conditions of the lease on the part of the Tenant to be performed, which security shall be returned to the Tenant with interest only after the expiration date of the lease and the Tenant has complied with all the terms and conditions of the lease on the part of the tenant to be performed.

 

It is hereby agreed that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary thereof contained, the said premises are demised for a rental of $insert GROSS rent amount for year  for the entire said term, payable at the time of the making of this lease, and that provisions herein contained for the payment if said rent in installments for the convenience of the Tenant only, and that, upon default of the Tenant in making payment of any installments when due, the rent reserved for the whole of the said term and the remaining unpaid shall at once become due and payable, without any notice or demand.

 

The Tenant agrees that this said agreement shall be occupied by only his immediate family consisting of insert # of persons living in apt person(s) as stated on his application.

 

 

Rent is to be paid by the Tenant herein due and payable at the Rental Office, Apt # 20A, of the Landlord, in advance on the first day of each month.  The Landlord is not required to make demand to the Tenant at the premises for the rent of said apartment.  In the event Tenant shall fail to pay the monthly rent within five (5) days after the same shall be due (or is any rent check shall be returned by the Tenant's bank not paid) the Landlord is willing thereafter to accept Tenant's rent, there shall be added a "Late Charge" of 5% which shall become automatically due as additional rent.

 

Notwithstanding any provision of the agreement to the contrary, if the Tenant should at any time be in default under any of the terms, covenants or provisions of the within agreement, including but not limited a default in the payment or rent of additional rent and should the Landlord commence any action or proceeding by reason of such default, then the Landlord shall be entitled to recover from the Tenant, in such action or proceeding, and the Tenant agrees to pay to the Landlord as additional rent a sum equal to the counsel fees and disbursements incurred by the Landlord from the maintenance of any such actions or proceedings.

 

Pets are prohibited at Rockwood Gardens Apartments.  In the event the Tenant shall keep or harbor dogs, cats, or other animals, in the demised premises, then the Landlord shall have the right to give written notice to the Tenant that from and after a date fixed in said notice the rental hereunder shall be increased by $25.00 per month and this lease shall be deemed amended to reflect said increase.  However, legal action will still proceed to remove the animal from the premises and damages will be collected for your breach of lease.  Visiting animals and watching animals for relatives or friends is forbidden on these premises also.

 

 

Subject to number 13 on rules and regulations of attached.

 

                                                                                BY: ROCKWOOD GARDENS ASSOCIATES

                                                                                       A NYS Limited Partnership

 

 

 

BY:_______________________________________   BY:______________________________________

(Tenant)                                                                                              Linda Meath, Property Manager

                                                                                                                Rockwood Gardens Associates

                                                                                                                A NYS Limited Partnership

 

 

 

BY: ________________________________________

(Tenant)